• <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000

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RBH: 14 Auctions archived, 32 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 10 February 2018; 6 sales denominated euros, 2 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database. Turnover was $1,949,697 as 4,584 lots were offered and 3,863 sold for an 84% success rate.  This was the lull before the storm.  The auction schedule is beginning to fill.

 

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 


Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 165.85% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 125.53% 


11 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 
Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 6th: 88.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50% 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Audap and Mirabaud Nouveau théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas comprenant les tables et descriptions de toutes les régions de la Terre. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $65,413.
  2. Bonhams A group of 35 vintage gelatin silver and platinum contact prints depicting the British Antarctic Expedition, or 'Terra Nova Expedition', led by Robert Falcon Scott, [1910-1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $45,175.
  3. Bonhams A Cavern beneath the Coastal Ice Cliffs, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $33,013.
  4. Bonhams Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, 1867-1870 on February 7th Actual price: USD $31,275.
  5. Audap and Mirabaud Le Cabinet du Roi. Recueil de 139 estampes, toutes gravées vers 1685-1690, sur grand papier vergé filigrané. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $28,903.
  6. Bonhams Lotus floe 'neath the Barrier Brink, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $20,850.
  7. Bonhams An Antarctic Mushroom, [1913] on February 7th Actual price: USD $16,506.
  8. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Collection d‘Imitations de Dessins d‘après les Principaux Maîtres Hollandais et Flamands, on December 8th Actual price: USD $15,808.
  9. Bonhams Album containing 47 photographs of Hawaiian royalty and scenes, [1874-1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $14,769.
  10. Binoche et Giquello BIBLE DU XVe SIÈCLE. BIBLIA LATINA. on January 31st Actual price: USD $13,858.
  11. Audap and Mirabaud Les Douze Tribus d'Israël. Hommage à Israël pour son 25 ème anniversaire. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $13,387.
  12. Audap and Mirabaud Rotoreliefs 1935 - 1959. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $12,930.
  13. Bonhams H.M.S. Terror off a spectacular iceberg, apparently in the Davis Strait, between Canada and Greenland on February 7th Actual price: USD $12,163.
  14. Audap and Mirabaud Phonofilm on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  15. Audap and Mirabaud Aurore ; Crépuscule on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  16. Audap and Mirabaud Champagne Ruinart on February 2nd Actual price: USD $10,649.
  17. Bonhams Dog Team Resting by an Iceberg, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  18. Bonhams HMS Resolution and Discovery at Morea; The Resolution and Discovery off Huaheine each 43.8 x 60.3cm (17 1/4 x 23 3/4in)(image).(2) both unframed on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  19. Binoche et Giquello LES CLAVICULES DE RABI SALOMON, traduites exactement du texte Hébreu en François. on January 31st Actual price: USD $10,236.
  20. Audap and Mirabaud Chocolat idéal on February 2nd Actual price: USD $9,127.
  21. Bonhams GIRAUDIER (BALTASAR) Expedicio?n a Jolo? 1876: bocetos del cronista del Diario de Manila, [?Madrid, J.M. Mateu, 1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,688.
  22. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Mekka. 2 Textbände (ohne den Atlasband). on December 8th Actual price: USD $8,524.
  23. Heritage Auctions Russ Heath and Terry Austin Star Trek: Passage to Moauv #PR-25 Partial Story Original Art Group of 3 (Peter Pan, 1975). on February 4th Actual price: USD $8,365.
  24. Bonhams The Terra Nova at the Ice Foot, Cape Evans, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,340.
  25. Binoche et Giquello LE COMMENTAIRE ROYAL, OU L'HISTOIRE DES YNCAS, ROYS DU PERU. on February 1st Actual price: USD $7,874.





14 total sales reported this week:

Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Books and Art on December 8th: 44.77%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs, Manuscripts on February 7th: 75.63%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00%
North American Auction Company. Early Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 6th: 88.04%
Audap and Mirabaud. Old and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 2 (chez DeBaecque) on February 1st: 77.59%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 

 

For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 12th
Skinner. Boston. Robinson Collection Online - bidstart 2/1. 98 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Auction - Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 2/2. 33 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 55 lots

Tue. Feb. 13th
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 1 and 2. 27 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 384 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 407 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/6. 693 lots

Wed. Feb. 14th
Bonhams. London. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints. 22 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books Online. 181 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 547 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. COLLECTION OF A BIBLIOPHILE - PRECIOUS BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS 1478-1977. 165 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 143 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 145 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4. 42 lots

Thu. Feb. 15th
Sothebys. London. Erotic: Passion and Desire. 24 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks. 321 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Prince - Internet bidstart 2/8. 225 lots
ALDE. Paris. Old Books and 19th Century. 325 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6. 27 lots

Fri. Feb. 16th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Art - Prints. 41 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Political Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection. 241 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 5616 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8. 48 lots

Sat. Feb. 17th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Art Prints - Online bidstart 2/9. 10 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 37 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction. 31 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 156 lots

Sun. Feb. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21. 348 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.